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Subject: Wish list not filled - now #2?
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2005
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I auto responded a WL book today.  The person emailed and said they couldn't sent the book (not a huge deal) and the email said I'd go back to my spot on the WL.  I went back to check and I'm #2 for the book out of 27.  Crazy! 

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 5:00 PM ET
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Someone else either came off vacation hold or had a book lost.  That can put them above you.

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 5:37 PM ET
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Oh, that makes sense! 


Thank you!


Date Posted: 8/15/2009 5:38 PM ET
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There are a few reasons why we can move backwards in the WL line. It could also be that you got an offer in the #2 slot because #1 had RCs that couldn't be met. Here is what the Help Docs say (and they haven't been modified since they made it automatic that a book marked as RWP puts the book back on their WL automatically):

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Last Edited on: 8/15/09 5:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/15/2009 5:55 PM ET
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I got a WL offer a couple of weeks ago and accepted it.  The sender let it time out and I went back on the WL @ #2, then moved back to #3.  It finally got offered to me again today so I'm hoping this person will really mail the book. It's frustrating but hopefully you won't have to wait too long.

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 6:10 PM ET
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It's also possible that the person in the #1 spot had an RC that the sender declined-before they realized they couldn't sent it out for whatever reason.